Episode 011 “To Train Them Is My Cause”

This episode covers: Chase discusses his ongoing history with the Pokemon franchise and what can be learned from it and Stu dives deep into educational value and lessons in vulnerability through play in Payday 2.

Games discussed in this episode:

Payday 2 for PC and Some Consoles

Pokemon for most Nintendo systems

Pokemon Go for Mobile

Smite for PC

ECHO for PC

Puyo Puyo Tetris for the Switch

Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap for multiple systems

Ultra Street Fighter 2 for Switch

War Dragons for Mobile

Items discussed in What we learned this week:

Nickolai Boulton’s video about how action games encourage skill, a discussion on game design:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inEZ3917P3w

The Study presented by Calum McKinney, coming out of Germany suggesting that video game players are better and faster learners:
https://www.studyfinds.org/study-video-gamers-are-faster-learners-have-stronger-brains/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=other&utm_campaign=opencourse.GdeNrll1EeSROyIACtiVvg.announcements~opencourse.GdeNrll1EeSROyIACtiVvg.uiU39K_8EeeSoQqgCAGe5A

Shout Outs!

Check out Nickolai Boulton’s Youtube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM060TKNJu8PGzw_3kgIqLQ

Extra Life Charity:
https://www.extra-life.org/?referrer=ddadwordsbrand&gclid=CjwKCAiA9f7QBRBpEiwApLGUioY9Hg9qKgTtN7QJTqmFgcaXJ4eGESibYAfbcPRuTy21Amphmw3YiRoCnLkQAvD_BwE

Buy yourself a Switch if that’s what you’re into!
https://www.nintendo.com/en_CA/switch/